October 24, 2012
Derek was captured in Africa and shipped to a U.S. university.
October 18, 2012
Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups Petition USDA to Prohibit Public Contact with Dangerous Wild Animals
On the one-year anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio, tragedy in which about 50 big cats, bears, primates and other animals were released from cages at a private menagerie, The Humane Society of the United States, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Fund for Animals, Born Free USA, Big Cat Rescue, and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prohibit public contact with big cats, bears and primates under the Animal Welfare Act.
May 8, 2012
The HSUS Urges North Carolina to Restrict Exotic Animals as Pets After Escaped Monkey Bites Three People in Asheville
The HSUS urges North Carolina lawmakers to regulate the private ownership of exotic animals in the wake of the incident involving an escaped marmoset monkey that bit three people in Asheville, N.C. According to a neighbor, the marmoset monkey routinely escaped from a residence where she was kept as a pet.
April 30, 2012
Return of Powerful Exotic Animals to Private Ownership in Zanesville Underscores Need for Ohio House to Pass Dangerous Wild Animal Measure
Return of Powerful Exotic Animals to Private Ownership in Zanesville Underscores Need for Ohio House to Pass Dangerous Wild Animal Measure, says Karen Minton, Ohio state director for The Humane Society of the United States
March 13, 2012
Citizens from across Tennessee participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012 assembled at the state house in Nashville to urge legislators to pass a bill to phase out the private possession of all species of primates.
January 25, 2012
Eleven exotic animals rescued from the Collins Zoo, an unaccredited roadside facility in Mississippi.
January 20, 2012
Following a highly publicized battle, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court has ruled that Bioculture’s monkey breeding facility in Guayamna was constructed illegally and cannot operate.
December 29, 2011
What do Botox, the Endangered Species Act, and biomedical research have in common? Find out about The HSUS's work to protect animals in laboratories in 2011.
December 1, 2011
The HSUS sent letters from 26,688 members of the public to 388 federally-funded colleges and universities, urging the schools to adopt a formal policy that would protect animals in their laboratories from severe pain and distress.
October 19, 2011
The U.S. Army has announced that live monkeys will be replaced with humane non-animal alternatives in future chemical warfare trainings. More than 1,000 HSUS supporters contacted the Army urging that the use of monkeys be stopped.
August 29, 2011
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses developing alternative methods to replace animals in harmful research and testing.
August 22, 2011
Resolution Presented at International Forum Calling on Research Institutions to Develop Animal Testing Alternatives
A resolution calling for research institutions around the world to develop and publicize strategies to replace, reduce and refine their use of animals in experimentation is being presented for endorsement to attendees at a prominent scientific conference.
July 6, 2011
The HSUS, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Born Free USA commend Sens. Barbara Boxer, David Vitter, and Richard Blumenthal for introducing the Captive Primate Safety Act, to prohibit interstate commerce of monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates in the exotic pet trade.
June 10, 2011
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released a statement in response to the news that two girls in Fremont, Ohio had been attacked by an escaped pet grivet monkey.
May 11, 2011
With the recent news of another person attacked by a primate kept as a pet, The HSUS and the Richmond SPCA call on Virginia lawmakers to address the issue of private possession of exotic animals.
March 29, 2011
The HSUS Applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Launching New Database on Animal Welfare Enforcement
The HSUS applauds the USDA for launching a new database to increase public access to information regarding research facilities and other entities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.
March 24, 2011
Citizens from across Maine will meet with their lawmakers Thursday at the capitol and urge them to pass a variety of important animal welfare bills during Humane Lobby Day 2011. The HSUS and Maine Friends of Animals are sponsoring the event.
March 17, 2011
In light of government reports showing that Wake Forest University has failed to follow minimal standards of care for animals in laboratories, The HSUS urges the university to adopt a policy to prohibit animals in its care from experiencing severe pain and distress.
February 24, 2011
On December 8, 2010, NASA announced that it had withdrawn its proposal to spend $1.75 million to expose male squirrel monkeys to high doses of radiation.
December 14, 2010
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission is making recommendations for reducing the deficit, and here at The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund we are proposing a few cost-cutting measures for lawmakers to consider in getting the country’s budget back on track.
November 23, 2010
Halfway around the world, wild monkeys destined for research laboratories in the United States are being captured, bred and sold as part of a brutal monkey trade on the island nation of Mauritius.
November 10, 2010
Five ways to inspire kids to become animals' heroes
July 22, 2010
The HSUS and HSLF commend Illinois Gov. Quinn for signing bills to prohibit to private ownership of primates as pets and require the addition of a bitter flavor to antifreeze and engine coolant to prevent poisoning of children and animals.
April 30, 2010
The HSUS applauds Thursday's announcement by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that it will resume issuing press releases on enforcement actions taken in response to violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
April 29, 2010
The HSUS obtained government reports showing that Virginia Commonwealth University has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories.